Bring Back the Books
Housed in a re-imagined storefront, this unique shops’ guiding inspiration is part Big Sur bohemian part apothecary surrealism. The Aviary offers organic coffee’s, tea’s and baked goods for here or take away. Part of the local community, The Aviary is a gathering place to catch up with your friends or to just hang out and read or work. The typographic logo is a graphic response to the fading presence of books in the digital age, juxtaposing the 8-bit digital text against worn bindings of books creates a subtle visual tension. Surreal imagery alludes to the influence of Edgar Alan Poe and his tales of mystery and the macabre. The volumetric interior space, is filled with curiosities from another time, eye charts, wallpaper covered with vintage books, distressed Chesterfield sofa’s and a gallery wall with Joseph Cornell style assemblage art. The Danish style chairs, with their severe angular arms modernize the space while feeling a bit dangerous.